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AIM Pathways for Education Leaders

Why Literacy Training for Leaders?

Colleen Bowen, Principal of Clara Barton Elementary School in the School District of Philadelphia, shares how she supported her teachers in their AIM Pathways training.

Kristen Wynn, State Literacy Director (K-12), Mississippi Department of Education, shares why Mississippi is partnering with AIM to provide literacy training to education leaders

Why AIM Pathways?

AIM Pathways is an interactive digital teacher training platform designed to deliver research and evidence-based content in the science of reading with courses created by educators in collaboration with literacy researchers.

AIM partners with state departments of education to create custom courses, provides approved training to fill state-legislated literacy training, offers a courses designed to provide education leaders in districts and schools with training to develop and implement a culture of literacy in schools, and works with individual K-12 teachers with expert coaching to support classroom implementation to support all readers.

Pathways to Literacy Leadership Course includes:
  • Asynchronous Orientation and Pre-Course Knowledge Inventory
  • 10-Section Pathways to Literacy Leadership Course (See Detailed Syllabus)
  • 4 Virtual Community of Practice Sessions with an AIM facilitator
  • Pacing Guide/Schedule for Course Work
  • Course time - approximately 30 hours
  • 12 Months Access to the AIM Pathways platform so materials can be reviewed, applied and accessed in the classroom when needed
  • Aligned to the IDA's Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading
  • 50 hours of PA Act 45 credits for Pennsylvania Education Administrators with completion of a Literacy Plan
  • 30 hours available for CEUs

Open Enrollment Courses

December 5, 2023 - April 16, 2024

(See Pacing Guide For Schedule)


Cost: $750

Entire Course is Taken Online

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